Facebook announcement rumours grow
Company is set to unveil new developments at F8 developers conference this week
Speculation on what Facebook will announce at its upcoming F8 developer conference this week continues to grow, with many tech news sites saying music and corporate tie-ups will be at the top of the list.
Facebook, which now has 750 million users, is thought to be adding a new digital music platform through a partnership, with either Spotify or Rhapsody named as possible partners.It has also been suggested that the social networking giant will also add TV and film company partnerships.
According to rumours, Facebook has signed partnership deals with Hulu, in a bid to provide a large media platform, directly to its users.
A closer tie-up with Twitter is also expected to be revealed by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and chief executive.
This deeper integration was outlined in a preview document released to developers and may include Facebook users' being able to automatically update their Twitter from their Facebook page, allowing people to see public updates from users they are not ‘friends' with on the site and more.
There are expected to be as many 10 digital music services signed up to form this new music platform on Facebook. According to The Telegraph newspaper, Deezer, a French digital music service, will also be a partner and has taken a stand at the Facebook event to be held at the Facebook European headquarters in London.